The Increasing Use of Predatory Journals for “Advocacy Research”

A recent article in the National Review used the term “advocacy research” to describe unscientific articles published in predatory journals to promote a social...

Index Copernicus Has No Value

Index Copernicus is a Poland-based company that offers several services related to scholarly publishing. One of their products is a journal...

Canadian Publisher Has Open-Access “Evil Twin”

Ontario-based Andrew John Publishing Inc. has two websites, one for its subscription journals and print monographs, and a secretive new one that also includes...

Need Help Finding a Good Journal for Your Next Paper? Try These Resources

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is for information on how to find good journals to publish in....

I get complaints about Frontiers

Frontiers is a Lausanne, Switzerland-based scholarly open-access publisher. Owned by Nature Publishing Group, the firm publishes 38 journals, chiefly in the...

College Students: Here’s Your Guide On Moving To Tampa 2020

You've made the decision to move to Tampa for college — congrats! Before settling into life on the Gulf Coast...

OMICS International Totally Sucks

Greetings for the day! I am writing this blog post as yet another reminder that the open-access publisher OMICS International completely sucks....

Proposed Criteria for Identifying Predatory Conferences

Here’s a draft of a criteria for identifying predatory conferences. The draft was written by James McCrostie, a full-time Associate...

Under Pressure, MDPI Tries to Clean House, Retracts Paper

I recently added publisher MDPI to my list of questionable publishers, an addition that has caused the publisher to go on the...

OA Medical Journal Publishes Terrible Poem about Colitis

The International Journal of Medical Science Research and Practice(IJMSRP) is a new medical mega-journal that is probably published out of India,...

9 Important Factors to Consider When Developing a Website – 2020...

If you are a business owner and you are still "invisible" on the Internet, creating a website should really be part of your business...